Las Vegas would not be the city it is today if not for Irwin Molasky. As chairman of the Paradise Development Company since 1951, he is responsible for much of the city's skyline and continues to set the trend with his current projects.
Molasky has developed numerous buildings and institutions that have contributed significantly to the state of Nevada and its people. Among his most notable developments are the first private hospital in Nevada (Sunrise), the first master-planned community (Paradise Palms), the first golf community, the first high-rise building in downtown Las Vegas (Bank of America Plaza) and the state's first enclosed shopping mall (the Boulevard Mall). His more recent development, Park Towers, has received praise as one of the best luxury condominium buildings in the country.
Active in the community and numerous philanthropic organizations, Molasky played a pivotal role in the early development of UNLV through the donation of 45 acres at Flamingo and Maryland Parkway. He is a founding trustee of the UNLV Foundation.